Skip to comments.Forgotten ethnic factor helped Rangel win
Posted on 06/27/2014 12:44:06 AM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
Charlie Rangel won re-election Tuesday, despite the ethical cloud still shrouding him, because all politics is local.
Rangels censure by Congress in 2012 has been all but forgotten by his voters, and those who recall that embarrassing episode believe that Charlie was shafted by Congress for doing what other members have long gotten away with.
(SNIP) If Puerto Rican pols backing Espaillat couldnt move their bloc to him, one has to question their utility as endorsers.
Former Bronx state Sen. Israel Ruiz says, Puerto Ricans voters do not like Dominicans especially Dominican politicians . . . perceived as cocky and pushy and who never give credit to the Puerto Ricans who opened doors for them.
Apparently, Puerto Rican voters are more comfortable with an incumbent Harlem pol they know than a Dominican one that they perceive as a competitor in the broader Hispanic politics.
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In sum: ethnic trumps ethic.
See also: Obama, Barack Hussein
Sometimes you just have to hope old age gets him.